I’m not sure how many of you all read the New York Times Modern Love column. I’m a fan. I’m a sucker for romance and all love stories. When I found out about its Modern Love College Essay Contest, I was beyond excited to submit. I wrote my story in one sitting. Obviously, I looked at it over a few weeks to tweak it and such, but I knew what I wanted to write as soon as I heard about the contest.
Unfortunately, my essay didn’t receive anything — not even an honorable mention. I’m still proud of it, though. It’s an assignment I really poured my heart into. It helped me move on a bit from the troubles I wrote from. My friends know this story, but I doubt they know the details the way I discuss them here. Anyway, I thought I’d share it here. It deserves to be read.
Congratulations to the winners. I’m excited to see their essays once they’re published.
PS: Happy birthday, you.